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THE FLORENCE TRIBUNE
By CH5. P. RHPPY. X3NLY PAPER IN PINAL COUNTY. FLORENCE. AKIZ03A. AUGUST 25. 19. TERMS: OneYear SJ..00 Six Months 1.S0 Single Copies Five Cents Entered at the Florence postoffice as second class matter. The mining town of Victor, Cclo., was destroyed by fire last Monday. Loss about $2,000,000. The Phoenix Republican imagines it lias seen tho Tribusk man at his best. 3t should see him in a cai;e-valk. DkkYFUS is having a new trial in Prance, and indications are that he is out o the frying-pan ioto the fire. .No effort should be spared to induce tho Eay people to buiid their road through Florence. The county cou'd . well afford to pay five thousand dol loars for improving the ro:id rather than have H built across the desert to Pieaeho, where do town in the county would be benefited.' : Thk Tbibune will be glad to publ Uh communications that are of interest . aud benefit to our county. Some peo ple have an idea that the mission of a newspaper is to "burn somebody up." Such communications almost invaria ble do more harm than good, and this paper does not propose to make itself a party to the wrong. Thk Tribune makes no pretense of being more holiest than its neighbor, ut it has never yet been caught that much can be said in its favor. It did leave the Republican party when that party adopted the transparent fraud of advocating an in ternational agree ment on the silver question, well know ing that such an agreement could never be had. The result proved that it was a fraud, and the leaders of the party now virtually admit it when they come out boldly for a single gold standard. Insincerity is the ruling : passion of the Republican party, and it is seen in its every movement, both local and national. When the brave ' Brodie was sacrificed to ma ke a Mur phy holiday, the fraudulent cry of "statehood" was uttered, when it was the very last thing the Murphy gang wanted. In the Philippines every where the same dishonest tactics are 'being carried ont promise one Jthing -and perform another; fool the people; damn the people! It may be that the Republican party may ride into power -again on snch a platform, but the Tri bune very much doubts it. It looks very much like Governor "Murphy has been putting np a job on the people in the appointment of delegates to the Missoula Irrigation Congress, which meets on the 25th of September. A friend in Phoenix (prob ably the best posted irrigation lawyer in the territory) writes as fol lows : ' Can you persuade the water-users of Pinal to send and bear the expenses of m delegate to the Missoula Congress, that those from Arizona favoring- the ceding- of arid lands to States and territories will not have it all their own way as at Wichita ? This is an in portant matter, and the water-users should appreciate the importance of overturning and correcting-the impression atte mpted to fee made in the last congress that the people tn Arisona are opposed to Federal aid in the construction of reservoirs. The only trouble in the matter is that big canal companies and land- grabbers have money to send t heir dele- . gates anywhere, while the poor farm ers have hardly the wherewithal to exist at home. Still, they should dub together and send a delegate, more especially at this time when we are on the eve of asking Congress for an appropriation for our own pet scheme, The Irrigation Congress is every year . becoming of more importance, and its recommendations will have much weight in securing what we all desire the most the building of the Gila River reservoir by the Government. There ought to be no opposition to it, bnt unfortunately there is, and the jtnemies to the proposition are those ji-bo fetror the cession of the public Jn&s to the territory. Six apd ..one-half millions, in '96, of democratic voters were for bimetallism, for the free coinage of silver 16 to 1. Seven noJlUona, republicans, cast their vote for a platform declaring for in ternational bimetallism, the consent of other nation being deemed necessary. Less than one per cent voted for Palmer and Buckner, the only candi dates running on a gold standard plat form. In spite of these plain facts, the blllbynum editor of the Republi can, a disciple of Palmer and Buckner, says: "McKinley and Bobart stood squarely for the single gold standard." Yon are mistaken, Bill, it was Palmer ' and Buckner, the candidates of your party to. whom you refer. Eater--rtee. THE NEW FLORENCE. Surpassing Florence of the Silver King -Time. From the Phoenix Republican. Steve Bailey of Florence arrived in town yesteiday morning. He is pleased to say that Florence, from having been the deadest town on the western con tinent for seven years, is boing resus citated and shows signs of surpassing the liveliness of the palmy days of the Silver King. It's the mining activity that is doing it. The activity is more widespread than in the era of the Silver King, but the storm center is in the Mineral creek district. The ne cessity of establishing some more con venient connection with a railroad than exists at present has become apparent and some time ogo ou automobile route wassurveyed f rom Pieacho to the Ray miue, A location for a good rood was found, and if it is not built it is because a railroad will be built to the iniae from Casa Grande. A survey for tha line is now going on. If the railroad should be constructed it will take in Florence for topographical reasons. Florence is by no means on a direct Hue between Casa Grande and Mineral creek, but a direct line is im practicable. The altitude of Casa Grande is about 1,400 feet, that of the Ray mine about 1,500. Oa the line be tween them and about six miles from the mine there is a ridge 3,900 feet high. The drop in six miles is too precipitous for railroad building. The altitude of Florence is 1,700 feet, so that a road by that poiut could be built without any perceptible grade. A lead mine is now being worked by Tom li uiley ia the Mineral creek dis trict which it is believed will be de veloped into the richest in the west, if not the richest in the United States. Trevathen and others are operating a silver property, which is so rich that at the present price of silver they are taking out ore at a profit. . A ripple of excitement has lately been paused at Florence by the dis covery in the Vioal mountains of some hot springs, in which there are sup posed to be wonderful medicinal prop erties. The discoverer is a Mexican of Phoenix, who came after his family last Saturaday aud returned the next day to take possession of his discovery. On his way to Phoenix Mr. Bailey stopped at Tom Buchanan's and told him about the finding of the springs. Mr. Buchanan said that a prospector reported the discovery of some hot springs in the same neighborhood sev eral years ago, but so much of what prospectors see is only imaginary, that Mr. Buchanan thought no iflore of it. Editor Beppy of the Florence Tw bdhs will leave today for the coast where Mrs. Beppy has been spending the summer. He will be gone about two weeks and in his absence Joseph Mulhatlon will see that the publication is not suspended. For weeks he has been having handsome frames con structed arou nd large illuminated mot toes consisting of the word "Troth," with which he w ill adorn the walls of the sanctum and composing room. It in the next two issues of the Tribune an erroneous statement, however un important , appears in its columns, the public may know that it was surrep titiously put in by malicious parties on the way to the postoffice, or else alter the papers have been entered as second-class matter. Barring a few slight inaccuracies, hardly worth mentioning, the foreeo ing interview was correctly reported by Billy Spears, of the Republican, so Colonel Steve Bailey informs us. Mr, Spears is one of the most conscien tious newspaper men in the business, and if any of his copy appears in print which is Dot absolutely correct, it must be attributed to a defective merganthaler. The machine was bad ly out of order Tuesday, when the fol lowing appeared with Spears' ear marks: NEEDS NO PBOTECTIOS. There was an unnecessary sugges tion in the Republican yesterday morning that specimens of liars be im ported. . A sample of the Kansas liar's work was placed on exhibition. The man who made the suggestion has overlooked local talent in gazing to ward Kansas. There ia Deputy Sheriff Charley Slankard, for instance, a man without any special training. He just nfokpd it un himself. Yesterday morn ing be described his repulse of vari ous onslaughts of mosquitoes made up on him between 8 p. m. and midnight of Sunday night. In the absence of any more mosquitoes the engagement ended. Yesterday morning little Sim Lindsey, who removes debris from thei court house plaza, gathered up a wheelbarrow load of dead mosquitoes, which was but a small part of all that fell. Many of the insects, mortally wounded, crawled off into the grass to die and doubtless their mangled re mains will be found there at the next cutting. There need be no special in ducement to the Kansas liar to come here. Neither need there be a tariff levied against the outside liar for the protection of the local, industry. It is robust enough to meet all comers on equal terms. Andy Walsh, a young man how resided for years in Tombstone and Phoenix, was killed near Casa Jrande last week by falling from a Southern BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. Official Proceedings.! Continued from Frst Pafe.) Demaod 19, R. B. Arbalio, rope for Indian well, $1.80, was taken Bp, audited and allowed out of general fund, no warrant to issue. Demand 67; Geo. R, Morse, salary Sanitary Qtfleer, 2nd quarter 1899, was taken up, audited and allowed out of salary fund for $52. Demands of U. E. Truman, services as night guard $50; Sam Easdie, clerk of election $3, and J. M. LUe, refund of taxes paid $13.20, were rejected, not being legal charges. Upon motion the Board adjourned to meet to-morrow at 9 a. m. R. V .-KERSEY, Attest: Chairman. F. A. Chambkm.is, Clerk. Office Board of Supervisors, ' Florence, Ariz., July 20, 1899.) The Board met pursuant to adjtjarn ment. Present R. W. Kersey, chairman; J. F. Mayhew and G. F. Cook, mem bers, and F. A. Chamberlin, clerk. Minutes of yesterday were read and upon motion approved. Upon motion W. H. Benson, Justice ci me tieace. rrecinet Ha. 1. was granted leave of absence for a period of forty-five days, with permission to go beyond the Territory. ' Cpoo motion it was ordered that the District" Attorney be, and is hereby ini structed to notify- the bondsmen of p. R. Brady, Jr., late Treasurer and Ex Officio Tax Collector of Pinal county, of the amount of the defalcation of the said P. R. Brady, Jr., so fares made apparent from an examination of the books and accounts of the said P. R. Brady, Jr., and to demand and proceed to enforce an immediate settlement of the amount due the county and terri. tory. And it is ordered that the said District Attorney be authorized to take such further steps as may be necessary in discovering and deter mining any further shortage in the funds of the aforesaid county and territory, traceable to the said P. R. Brady, Jr. Upon motion the following resolu tion was adopted, full Bjird voting "aye:" Whereas, the construction of a tele phone line between Tucson and Phoe nix, via Oracle and Florence, for the purpose of establishing telephone com munication between said places, is desired, Now, therefore, for the purpose of inducing and aiding the erection of said line, It is ordered that Pinal county will pay to the Sunset Tele phone and Telegraph company the sum of $500, the same to become due and payable on completion of said line, and the opening of Said line for busi ness, providing there be funds in the county treasury available for such purpose. And it Is distinctly understood that the said Sunset Telegraph and Tele phone company will repay the said sum of $500, hereby authorized, in the use of said telephone line from time to time within two years from the eora pletion of said line, at such rates of toll as 8b all be fixed from time to time by said company, (such tolls to be the same as those fixed by said company for other customers of said line.) Right to said use to be evidenced by proper certificates or tickets to be issued by the proper officers of said company. Upon motion the Sheriff was author ized to order for use in jail 12 cots, to be paid for as other claims are paid. Upon motion the Board adjourned to meet Thursday, August 24th, 899, at 9 a. m. J - -' .' R. TV. KERSEY, Chairman. Attest : F. A. Chambeklin, Clerk, Hon. W. T. Smith, superintendent of the Sunset Telephone company, re turned this morning from a two months' visit on the coast. His family will return later. Mr. Smith says within a few days a trainload of tele phone poles will be unloaded stTempe, and a little later, one at Tucson, and another at Glendale. It is proposed to build both ways from Phoenix, one line extending to Prescott, the other via Mesa to Floreuce, white the third party will build from Tucson to Flor ence. It 78 thought that by the first of the year Tucson an! Prescott will be connected. The route from Pho enix to Prescott goes via Hot Springs ani Crowned King. Enterprise, 23d. Walter 3. Logan, Law Offices of LOGAN, DEMOND & HARBY, 27 William Street, New York. Charles VL Demond,! MarxNS. Harby, Norton Chase, Fred.C. Han ford An Inland Empire. From the Les Angeles Herald. During the recent conference at Wich- ta an interesting paper was read by Geo. II. Maxwell of San Francisco, representing the national Irrigation con-. gress. The subject was "Creation of an Inland Empire." The title has do reference to "imperialism," and relates only to that broad significance that we find in the westward progress of "the star of empire." It pertains to the possibility of converting the arid dis tricts of our western country into fruitful agricultural sections sustain ing a vast population of prosperous and happy Americans. The paper in question deals exhaustively with the subject, demonstrating that the crea tion of an "empire," where now there is little else than desert, is entirely feasible and practicable. Irrigation is the one thing needful, of course, and provisions for that depends only upon moderate engineering skill and suffi cient capital. The United States is the chief owner of the unproductive property. The policy of the present administration ( as we are constantly reminded, is to expand the material interests of our country, and there is no in f e invilidg field than the present desert "empire." Enough money has already been ex pended ia Oriental expansion to pro vide irrigation plants for au immense territory. The Philippines have cost the United States fully fifty millon dollars up to the present time, includ ing the twenty millions paid to Spain for her quitclaim. That amount of money would probably provide primary irrigation plants for a district larger than the area of the Philippine archi pelago. Only storage and main deli very arteries are to be expected from the government. The rest would be done by the farmers, and they could afford to pay the necessary expenses of keeping the general system in repair. The conquest of the arid territory would be an achievement that the American people would hail with joy, and that the world at large would admire. The spade and pick at home, displacing the sword and gun in the Orient, would be a stirring American spectacle. And when, we come to con sider the dead and suffering soldiers, ten thousand miles from home, the sentiment in favor of "expansion" in our own arid belt becomes irresistible. The question of a comprehensive system for our inland empire would be an appropriate issue in the next politi cal campaign, so far as our western states are concerned. Shall we ex pend another fifty million dollars in conquest of our arid regions? That would be an interesting question to put to aspirants for public offices. But in any case, the extreme west ia rapidly growing in national influence, and it should be strong enough to in sure a start, by the oext congress, in scheme for water conservation by the government. There were effective systems of irrigation in parts of our arid district before Columbus was born, and there is no excuse tot delay in doing what aborigines did long ago. Alfred Molina, a student of the Stockton Business college, who lives in Yuma, Arizona, died Monday morn ing from cerebral hemorrhage. He had 4 boxing contest with John Murick. Murick was arrested charged with murder. Fletcher Fairchild, sheriff of Co conino county, has been committed to the insane asylum. He has a brother in the same institution. James A, Johnston, of Williams, has been ap pointed sheriff in place of Fairchild. The latter has been incapacitated from filling the office ever since bis election. Governor Gage, of California, has presented to the lunacy commission a report of the investigation into the management of the insane asylum at Agoews. A great deal of the report is unprintable. It charges Mr. bpona?le, medical superintendent of the asylum, with many crimes, including rape ana murder. He was removed. $100. Reward, $100. The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has bcin,able to cure in all its stages and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being a constitutional aisease. requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Ca tarrh Cnre is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby des troying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the constitution and assist ing Dature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its .curative powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that it falls to cure. Send for list of Testi monials. - Address, . F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohio. Sold by Druggists, 7oc. -.; Hall's Family Pills are the best. Represented in Ari zona by Eon. Norton p Chase, Adams Hotel, ? Piioenia. p A.. F. 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